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May 6/7 2023 - Sunday Bulletin

5th Sunday of Easter

Deacon Sunday

This Week In the Church

This Sunday we pray for more candidates to apply to the Permanent Diaconate Program

Who can become a Deacon?

Qualifications for becoming a Deacon

1 Timothy 3:8-13 says “Deacons likewise must be serious, not double-tongued, not indulging in much wine, not greedy for money; they must hold fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them first be tested; then, if they prove themselves blameless, let them serve as deacons.

Let deacons be married only once, and let them manage their children and their households well; for those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.”

  • Discernment is ongoing and involves the potential candidate, the spouse if married and that the community is actively involved both then (Acts 6:3) and now (Permanent Diaconate Advisory Committee recommending to the Archbishop).

  • It is important for the candidate’s spouse’s consent and that for married deacons their marriage remains their primary vocation.

  • The age requirements are between 30 and 60 years old to start the program

What does a Deacon do?

  • The Diaconate is a threefold ministry of Altar, Word, and Charity. Our permanent deacons minister in parishes or agencies (as prisons, hospitals, apostolates and pastoral care).

  • A new cohort is being assembled to which candidates can apply by contacting the diaconate office. Further information is available on the Archdiocesan website and the site noted above along with contacting the Parish Office.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - We give thanks to our Heavenly Father for the students who will be celebrating their First Holy Communion this Sunday at 2pm.

MARGARET DALE - We offer our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family and many friends of Margaret Dale who has gone home to our Heavenly Father. Margaret was a long-time member of our Faith Community. She was married here and was a member of the Legion of Mary, the North Shore Pro-Life Society and a Past President of the CWL. May she rest in the peace and comfort of the Lord.

Services for Margaret will be here at St. Edmund’s: PRAYERS – Monday, May 8th at 7pm and FUNERAL – Tuesday, May 9th at 10:30am, a reception follows in the Parish Hall.

Claudia Hovden – We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Claudia Hovden (née DeLucrezia) who has gone home to our Heavenly Father. May she rest in the peace and comfort of the Lord.

FUNERAL MASS is here at St. Edmund’s on WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH @ 11AM

Important Updates

CONFIRMATION – Mark your calendar for May 28th at 2pm – our Confirmandi will take their next step on their Faith Journey when they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH – there is a Filipino Mass on May 14th @6pm

KNIGHTS’ FAMOUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST – Treat Mum on her special day! The Knights will be serving their delicious breakfast after the 8am & 9:30am Masses next Sunday the 14th.

St. Edmund’s Committees – Please scroll down to the St. Edmund’s School Section for an important notice.



John Henrik Arcilla

Julianna Arcilla

Eunice Anne Aronica

Michaela Bajowa

Michelle Bajowa

Arthur Mulry Taday Bernal

Stella Blazek

Sebastian Bool

Sophia Brola

Azaleia Mei Cadacio

Theo Clarke

Julian Crudgington (Blessing)

Charles De Bonnieres

Emanjake Dela Cruz

Kenjirou Dizon

Riccassidy Dizon (Blessing)

Amy Edgett

Brian Danielle Falao-ed

Victoria Fraser

Laryn Deana Historillo

Jacob Tristan Jovero

Heston Albert Kemp

​Chloe Li

Jannel Lea Macabata

Maria Madureira

Noah Misola

Dakota Page

Paul Vien Pasahol

Ilan Patel Raedler (Blessing)

Gabriella Philpott

Gian Rapisura

Daphne Lei Riguer

Olivia Robles (Blessing)

Sophia Sayed

Lucille Anne Simpao

Isabella Soriano Ilagan

Astrella Sumulong

Daryienne Belle Tigas

Victoria Tolentino

Julianna Kyra Trinidad

Natalia Vignone

Tamarah Villanueva

Emma Rose Wallace

The month of May brings with it the invitation to honor Our Lady and one way you and your whole family can respond is by planting a Mary Garden



Preparing a Place

The readings for the last few Sundays have been about the Resurrection, but today’s Gospel takes us back in time to an event in Jesus’ life before his Passion. Jesus tells his disciples that he is going to prepare a place for them in his Father’s house. He promises that where he is going, his disciples will be able to follow. Thomas, who will later doubt the disciples’ reports that they have seen the Risen Lord, contradicts Jesus by saying that the disciples don’t know where Jesus is going or how to get there. Jesus explains that he himself is the way, the truth, and the life. In knowing and loving Jesus, the disciples now love God the Father.

Philip then makes a request that challenges Jesus’ words. Philip wants Jesus to show the Father to the disciples. Recall that Jesus has just told his disciples, “If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” As a good teacher, Jesus responds to Philip by repeating and elaborating on what he has just told the disciples: they have seen and known Jesus, so they have seen and known the Father. Then Jesus offers another reassurance about his departure: because of faith in God and in Jesus, the disciples will do the work that Jesus has done and more.

The connection between Jesus and his Father, between Jesus’ work and the work of the Father, is made clear in today’s Gospel. Jesus is in the Father, and God the Father is in Jesus. As God spoke his name to Moses, “I am,” so too Jesus speaks his name to his disciples: “I am the way and the truth and the life.”

The revelation of the Trinity is completed in the passage that follows today’s reading, and it is the Gospel for next Sunday. Because Jesus goes away, the Father will send in Jesus’ name the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, who will continue the work of the Father and of Jesus.

~ Loyola Press


Mass Intentions

Sunday, May 7

· Repose Erasmo Picones by Annaliza Apostol

· Repose deceased Larose family members by Antoine Larose

· Repose deceased Caraig family members by Rojo family

· Repose Margaret Dale by John & Elisa Bueno

Monday, May 8

· Spec. Intention St. Edmund’s Parishioners

· Repose Margaret Dale by Elizabeth Livingston

Tuesday, May 9

· Spec. Intention Daphne Vanderoost by Helene & Lorne Brooks

Wednesday, May 10

· Repose Rev. John Barry by Louzado family

Thursday, May 11

· Repose Candida Abejon by Christina Padilla

· Thanksgiving Mass by Christina Padilla

· Repose Claudia Hovden (née DeLucrezia) by Imelda Weafer

Friday, May 12

· Spec. Intention Ethan Geue by Barbara Stuart

· Repose Margaret Dale by Imelda Weafer

Saturday, May 13

· Repose Claudia Hovden (née DeLucrezia) by Maglieri, Yahav & Misceo families

· Repose Rev. John Barry by Vickie & family

· Repose Clara Alagoa by Marilyn Alagoa

If you need a Mass Intention, please contact the Parish Office




Parish Groups

ST. Edmund's Christian Meditation Group

All Mondays at 7:00 PM

Participation in person:

please contact Luis Zunino - or at 604-987-8304

Option to participate via ZOOM:

For an introductory conversation, please contact Luis Zunino - or at 604-987-8304 – Afterwards, A ZOOM link will be provided


Catholic Women’s League meetings are now in person on the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 7pm

The Knights of Columbus general meetings are in person on the 1st Tuesday each month @7pm/executive meetings are also in person on the last Tuesday of the month @7pm

All Spring Term lessons are now available to book at .

Registration for Summer camps and lessons will be available in April.


St. Edmund’s Committees: Parish Education Committee (PEC) Elections Notice is hereby given that elections to St. Edmund’s Parish Education Committee will take place on the weekend of May 27 & 28, 2023. For the coming year, we need to elect (two) members from St. Edmund’s Parish for St. Edmund’s School Education Committee. Eligible to nominate and to be nominated for election are all registered parishioners (Catholics living within our parish boundaries), over 21 years of age and Catholic non-parishioners who have been attending our parish upon written agreement of their proper canonical pastor. (Pastor Authorization Forms are available in the parish office). Eligible to vote are: Parishioners 19 years of age and a registered member of St. Edmund’s Parish Your name must appear on the Parish list. Members of registered families, whose name is not on the list, must contact the office, or register under their own name before the day of elections. Nomination forms must be received in the parish office no later than May 12th by 4:00 p.m.


Religious Education


Every Wednesday at 6-7pm in the school

Children's Choir Training

Every Saturday at 10 AM

Altar Servers’ Training

Every Saturday at 11 - 11:30am


Archdiocese Notices & Events

Marriage Anniversary Mass - On Sunday May 14, 2023, the Archdiocese of Vancouver will be honoring couples celebrating milestone marriage anniversaries in 5-year increments from 5-60 years, and every year beyond 60 years at the annual Milestone Marriage Anniversary Mass.

You’re invited to register to celebrate your milestone marriage anniversary year with Mass at 1:30 pm at St. Francis Xavier Parish followed by a reception. Families and friends are welcome to witness and celebrate your milestone anniversary. Learn more and register at

Project Advance 2023

The Project Advance Webpage is live, please visit

You can donate by scanning ↘

Special Gifts

Bread and Wine

Remember a loved one with a special gift

Financial Updates

Remember St Edmund's in your Will

Prayer Requests and Advertisements

Our Parish Community is asked pray for the Repose of the Soul of Claudia Hovden

Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intentions of

All Carmelite Priests

Our Parish Community is asked to pray for the Special Intention of

Father Steny &

Father Cannio


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